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CalPERS rolls out online comparison shopping tool for medical care
Los Angeles Business Journal

What does a prescription cost at CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart? Need a lab test? Which laboratory is closest to home? Public-sector workers insured by Anthem Blue Cross through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System have a new tool to find out. An online health-care “shopping” platform developed by San Francisco-based Castlight Health launched this week. Members of PERS Select, PERS Choice and PERSCare plans can compare doctors, hospitals, medical tests and procedures on a variety of factors, including cost, quality, patient satisfaction and convenience.